This old girl has not been run for years. Adam put the engine in a few months back, but has not had a chance to deal with the ignition until this week. We’re expecting some problems.
The engine in this car was originally designed for the C-Coupe from the early 2000s. That was a port-injected, naturally aspirated affair. Now they’ve bolted on a vacuum pump to one cam, a high pressure fuel pump to the other cam, beefed up the timing chain to more than twice its original strength, and put a turbo on it.
Just in for scheduled maintenance, there’s nothing wrong with this car, in any way, shape or form. New Pirellis will be installed before she leaves our shop.
I love this Anthracite Brown. Not to be a hater, but Porsche’s Cognac Brown is a bit much, like blackstrap molasses when you could have used Vermont maple syrup.
Porsche billed this car as a two-seater, but it’s more of a 1+1. The passenger seat is barely a real seat.
Production of this flat-6 version was limited to somewhere between 2800 to 3500; there are differing versions according to available Porsche numbers and unofficial sources. Either way, there aren’t many of them now, anywhere.